Hosted by R. Cory Smith and Michael Clark, the Pack Pride Podcast is the official podcast of Pack Pride. A syndicated partner of 247Sports, Pack Pride is an independent publication that brings you the latest on NC State athletics. You can find us at www.PackPride.com.

NC State won convincingly over Miami, 80-63, on Wednesday night to extend its home winning streak to 10 games -- including two straight in ACC play. Following the victory, Cory Smith and Miles Masercola discuss the standouts from the game and where the Wolfpack stands moving forward.

When should State fans C.J. Bryce to return to form after getting back on the court? How has D.J. Funderburk's effectiveness changed the Pack's presence in the paint? What does State need to do to replicate this performance against Clemson?

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One week after he joined NC State Athletics as the Director of Content Strategy, Jeff Gravley joined the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast at Amedeo's with Cory Smith and James Curle.

What are his plans for the position with the Wolfpack? How big of a change has this been from working in traditional media for three decades? What are his thoughts on the current direction for the basketball and football programs?

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Needing an ACC win after dropping below .500 in conference play, NC State got just that over Notre Dame via a comeback victory. Miles and Cory pick apart the win as the Pack moves to 11-4 (2-2 ACC) on the season.

What did the huge outing from Markell Johnson and D.J. Funderburk in the same game mean for this team? How has the confidence of the frontcourt changed in the last few games? Will C.J. Bryce make his return to the lineup against Virginia Tech?

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NC State had an up-and-down week as a program with a home run hire for the football program, loss for the men's basketball team and two ACC wins on the women's basketball side. James Curle and Cory Smith take a look back at the week that was on the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast from Amedeo's.

How significant was the loss of C.J. Bryce for NC State against Clemson? What does the Tim Beck hire mean for the football program? Is Elissa Cunane on track for much more than two ACC Player of the Week awards?

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NC State dropped to below .500 in ACC play yet again with a deflating loss to a Clemson team that was previously winless in conference play. Miles Masercola and Cory Smith discuss the latest loss on the Postgame Podcast.

What happened on defense that allowed Clemson to put up 80-plus points? How much different is this team without C.J. Bryce? Can the Pack turn things around in the month of January?

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Days after news broke of Des Kitchings' release, NC State has already brought in former Texas OC Tim Beck to take over as offensive coordinator. Though the news isn't official -- yet -- Cory and Michael analyze the hire from every angle.

How significant of a hire was this for the Wolfpack? What does Tim Beck's track record say about his future? Will he carry his recruiting success from Austin to Raleigh? Does the Pack's personnel fit his system right away?

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With the new year on the way and NC State about to start ACC play, Chris Corchiani joined the Pack Pride Podcast along with James Curle and Cory Smith this week.

What makes Markell Johnson such a special point guard for NC State? What areas does the Wolfpack need to improve in ACC play? How will the Pack fare over the first five-game stretch in conference?

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NC State signees, commits and targets for the 2020 and 2021 classes showed out in a big way in the John Wall Holiday Invitational. After getting a chance to watch them in Raleigh, 247Sports Director of Recruiting Evan Daniels discusses what he witnessed at the event.

What were his thoughts on the Moravian Prep combo of Josh Hall and Shakeel Moore? What did Nick Farrar's 35-point outing do for his stock? Which players will be on the rise after the John Wall?

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With the holidays quickly approaching, James and Cory were joined this week by local NC State star James Smith-Williams. Just weeks after finishing his Wolfpack career, he reflects on his time in Raleigh and looks ahead to his bright future.

The interview with Smith-Williams starts at the 4:30 mark and takes at a look at his impact on and off the field, dealing with injuries and how he's training for a shot at the NFL. James and Cory also discuss the week for NC State basketball starting at the 35:00 mark.

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NC State fought hard against the No. 12 Auburn Tigers on Thursday night, but ultimately made too many mistakes down the stretch in a 79-73 loss on the road. Miles Masercola joins Cory Smith on the Postgame Podcast to take a look back at the second loss to a ranked opponent on the year.

Was Markell Johnson's great play on offense overshadowed by turnovers, fouls and poor free-throw shooting? Is C.J. Bryce the most consistent player on the roster? What can the Pack take away from the loss into ACC play?

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NC State locked down 17 new football signees for the 2020 class on the 2019 Early Signing Day. The Wolfpack got multiple big-name targets on both sides of the ball, but also missed out on some of the highest-ranked targets it was aiming to sign.

Michael and Cory take an in-depth look at several topics surrounding the 2020 class, including the impact of Ben Finley and Porter Rooks, rise of Davin Vann and what position groups the Wolfpack must target ahead of National Signing Day in February.

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With a range of topics to discuss, News & Observer writer Joe Giglio joins the Pack Pride Podcast to dive into the latest on both basketball and football. James Curle and Cory Smith take a look back at NC State's response to the Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, win over UNCG and the offseason for football.

Why did NC State opt to self-impose penalties in the response to the NCAA? How critical was Sunday's win over UNCG for the Wolfpack? What should State fans expect with the coaching staff before spring camp arrives?

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NC State needed a last-second heave from Markell Johnson to down UNC-Greensboro, but came away with a quality win nonetheless. Cory and Miles take a look back on the win and what it means for the season.

How crucial was that half-court shot by Johnson for the Pack's resume? What areas of improvement were glaring for State on Sunday? How much did the guard play carry the team against UNCG?

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Coming off two straight wins over Wisconsin and Wake Forest, NC State had more than one week off from action for exams. On Sunday, the Wolfpack will resume the regular season with a road matchup against UNC-Greensboro, a program that knocked off the Pack in Kevin Keatts' first year in Raleigh.

Jeff Mills of the Greensboro News-Record joins the pregame podcast to discuss the coaching job Wes Miller has done with UNCG, emergence of Isaiah Miller, loss of Kaleb Hunter and the defensive style that the Spartans run.

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This week's Pack Pride Podcast was an extremely busy one. With a football coaching hire, two big wins for men's basketball, a massive home victory for women's basketball, new commits and transfers for football and the release of the response to the Notice of Allegations, this week was packed with information!

James and Cory discuss all of the topics, hand out their three stars and offer a breakdown of the NOA response from NC State. Joe Giglio, who was initially scheduled to be on the podcast, will join the show next week!

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